The Complete Guide to Fasting

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Heal your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-day, and Extended Fasting

Book - 2016
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"Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about--yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Las Vegas :, Victory Belt Publishing,, 2016
ISBN: 9781628600018
1628600012
Characteristics: 304 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Moore, Jimmy 1971-- Author

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JJR678
Mar 01, 2018

This is the best book I've read on the topic of fasting. Good writing style, information seems reasonably accurate using "common sense method" of evaluating. Still only limited scientific studies on fasting (at least in humans) and time restricted feeding but the practice has been around since the beginning of time (at least until rather recently in human history) so I would think using common sense when deciding if a concept/principle sounds reasonable (in theory) would be of some value. His description of physiological processes such as insulin and fat storage or the body's ability to mobilize fat (or not) under certain conditions is accurate.

Overall, the concepts he presents are reasonable and his case study examples are believable. Easy to read, good writing, informational. Definitely worth the read!

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omicron235
Jan 26, 2018

This is a follow-on companion book to Dr. Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code". Whereas "The Obesity Code" delves into the biochemistry of weight gain and loss and gets somewhat technical (the "why"), this book is written in a colloquial style and explains the "how" of intermittent fasting (IF) that is introduced toward the end of "The Obesity Code". I was expecting a cookbook, but was pleasantly surprised to find most of the book to be a discussion of what one will experience while fasting and how to do it in a way that avoids hunger pangs, light-headedness, and other effects one might expect when not eating in the way most of us do out of habit. Of roughly 300 pages, only the last 50, or so, are devoted to recipes and specifics of what and when to eat and drink. Co-writer Jimmy Moore, author of "The Ketogenic Cookbook", "Keto Clarity" and "Cholesterol Clarity", as well as podcasting "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore", provides his perspective on having actually done what Dr. Fung advocates. The book is sprinkled with short fasting success stories and each chapter has a list of references backing up what was written with solid scientific studies.

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dwight7
Jan 18, 2017

very good book. i also like jason fungs "aetiology of obesity" 6-part youtube series.

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